A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     

MPI Minnesota celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 17th at the newly remodeled Treasure Island Resort and Casino. The event kicked off with a volunteer appreciation cruise on the Mississippi, thanking those that have served on committees or the board for the past 40 years. The awards gala followed at the Treasure Island Resort event center. 

The celebration continued over a surf & turf plated dinner. MPI Minnesota distributed their prestigious Excellence in Meeting Professionals International (EMPI) awards to the following five participants:

Outstanding Meeting or Event: Tom Edelen, Thrivent Financial

Outstanding Planner Member: Amanda Sullivan, CFA Society of Minnesota

Outstanding Supplier Member: Kathryn Laulainen, The Marquette Hotel

Outstanding Supporting Company: Synergos AMC

Rising Star: Emily Van Lith, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

The night ended with full black jack tables and a performance by the band Hitchville. MPI hosts about a dozen events a year and welcomes non-members to attend meetings.

Hotel Emery and Fleur de Lis are teaming up for a Brunch, Blooms and Bottomless Bubbly event on Sunday, Oct. 20. The event will include a family-style brunch from Emery's restaurant Giulia and executive chef  Josh Hedquist and a floral design session instructed by Fleur de Lis experts. With a lobby filled with lush greenery, Emery makes for the perfect location for a floral-focused event.

 

This October, the Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre will celebrate a decade since the launch of their unrivaled sustainability program, as well as their recent LEED Platinum Certification. 

 

Due to its influx of new hotels and venues, hosting of major events like the Super Bowl LII, vibrant music and food scene, and value, Minneapolis has been named a destination on the rise in 2020 by CWT Meetings & Events.